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CARDS & RESULTS: 1940s
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References to the following individuals and organizations are made throughout this section: Al Lovelock; Al Rauer; the Black Panther
(01); Frank Sexton; the French Angel (01); George Tragos; Gus Sonnenberg; Jim Coffield; Len Macaluso; Lou Thesz; Pat Fraley; Ray
Steele; Ted Christy; Tiny Ruff; Vic Christy.

October 18, 1940 (Friday) – Atlanta, GA (Al Rauer – Promoter) > Frank Sexton versus Al Lovelock > George Tragos versus Vic Christy
> Jim Coffield versus Gus Sonnenberg > Len Macaluso versus the French Angel (01) / Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site
of this card.

October 31, 1940 (Thursday) – Atlanta, GA (Al Rauer – Promoter) > Pat Fraley over Tiny Ruff > the Black Panther (01) over Al Lovelock
> Lou Thesz over Ted Christy > NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Ray Steele* over Frank Sexton two falls to none to retain the title /
Notes: It is unclear as to what venue was the site of this card. Steele had been the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion since he
went over Bronko Nagurski in St. Louis, MO, on March 7, 1940. This version was the one recognized by the National Boxing Association
as the National Wrestling Association.